Remote Learning’s Distractions Put Extra Pressure On Students With ADHD

“COVID-19 forced Keriann Wilmot’s son to trade his classroom for a computer. It was a tough transition for a 10-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. “It was a different environment for him,” Wilmot says. “He wasn’t used to this kind of work from school coming in the format of an email in his […]

Pandemic Hurts College Students’ Mental Health

“Sixty percent of college students say the pandemic has made it harder to access mental health care, even as financial stresses and prevalence of depression increased among them, according to a new survey on the impact of COVID-19 on student well-being. The survey by the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health and […]

Helping Kids Get Used to Masks

In many places, people are wearing masks or cloth face coverings when they’re in public because of coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s an important way to help slow the spread of the virus. At first, it was mostly doctors, nurses, and others in health care settings who wore masks. But now, as other people wear them, more and more kids are […]

Peculiarities of the pandemic are trigger points for eating disorders

“A Western Sydney University mental health expert, Professor Phillipa Hay, has shed light on the ongoing, traumatic effects of COVID-19 for people living with eating disorders. Professor Phillipa Hay is Chair of Mental Health within the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI) and School of Medicine. In a recent edition of the Journal of Eating Disorders, […]

COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis: When a pandemic and an epidemic collide

“More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Now, COVID-19 has left many locked down, laid off, and flooded with uncertainty. So far, experts see signs of relapses, rising overdoses, and other worries. What can be done? Dave Quisenberry is determined to stay away from opioids, which have robbed […]

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